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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 6, 2006

Total Enrollment Up At UI For 2006 Fall Semester

Enrollment at the University of Iowa for the 2006 fall semester totals 29,979, students, up 337 from 29,642 for the fall of 2005, according to the UI Office of the Registrar.

The number of new freshmen totals 4,289 in 2006, up 440 from 3,849 in 2005. Total undergraduate enrollment stands at 20,738, up 438 students from in 2005.

"I'm very happy to see that more students and families than ever before are recognizing the value of a University of Iowa education," said UI Provost Michael Hogan. "I think this is the best evidence we could ask for that our work to enhance the undergraduate experience at Iowa is paying off. I'm also proud of the way our faculty and staff geared up for the largest incoming class ever.  Because of that, things have gone very smoothly in terms of ensuring residence hall space and course availability."

Hogan added that the UI is attracting more minority students in the undergraduate ranks, and the UI's numbers are up among both residents and nonresidents.

According to Tom Rocklin, associate provost for undergraduate education, the number of minority students in UI's first year class is up 14.2 percent over last year. Of the 5,768 freshmen and undergraduate transfers, 2,200 were non-residents.

The complete census report for the fall 2006 semester is available as a PDF file at http://www.registrar.uiowa.edu/census/default.aspx

SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory 319-384-0012; Program: Michael Hogan, Provost, 319-335-3565.

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